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Zahn, Hartmut

Works: 1 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 10 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: PS3551.L845, 813.54
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Publications about Hartmut Zahn
Publications by Hartmut Zahn
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In the time of the butterflies by Julia Alvarez( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in German and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Set during the waning days of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic in 1960, this extraordinary novel tells the story the Mirabal sisters, three young wives and mothers who are assassinated after visiting their jailed husbands. On a deserted mountain road in the Dominican Republic in 1960, three young women from a pious Catholic family were assassinated after visiting their husbands who had been jailed as suspected rebel leaders. The Mirabal sisters, thus martyred, became mythical figures in their country, where they are known as Las Mariposas (the butterflies). Three decades later, Julia Alvarez, daughter of the Dominican Republic and author of the acclaimed How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, brings the Mirabal sisters back to life in this extraordinary novel. Each of the sisters speaks in her own voice; beginning as young girls in the 1940s, their stories vary from hair ribbons to gun-running to prison torture. Their story is framed by their surviving sister who tells her own tale of suffering and dedication to the memory of Las Mariposas
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